My friend, you are in luck! My note has un smoother than any device I've ever held in my hands thanks to a new rom/kernel. Over at xda a ledgendary developer has released his version of CM9 and it freakin rocks. Added with his OC kernel which overclocks to 1.94 (1.83 safely) and you'll never think about that SG whatever thingy. Trust me, I threw an SG3 theme on ther and installed beats audio and S-Voice, and i've never benchmarked higher. Let me know if you're interested and I'll link everything for ya.
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